Do you need a 4K TV for PS5? What to know.

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With all of the talk of HDMI 2.1, 120 FPS, and 8K gaming, it’s easy to feel like you’ll be missing out on the best of what the PS5 (and Xbox Series X|S) has to offer with your current TV.

And with the rise and maturation of 4K sets, many are wondering if the jump to UHD is necessary when buying into Sony’s next-gen ecosystem.

The short of it? No, you absolutely do not need a 4K television in order to play the PS5. Yes, newer TVs will take advantage of the consoles feature set (namely higher resolution), but they’re also not needed to play the newest games.

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New Sony patent points to 4K and beyond on PS5

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1 minute read Similar to Sony’s use of checkerboard rendering on the PS4 Pro (as opposed to upscaling), a new patent has been published that points to the companies continued efforts in refining lower resolution imagery. It’s not yet known how exactly (or if) this reconstruction technique will be used on the PS5, but it … Read more New Sony patent points to 4K and beyond on PS5

Will the PS5 actually support 8K gaming?

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Between 8K, 120 FPS, and ray tracing, half of the appeal of the coming generation seems to be tech based hype. Both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have shown that they will be beefy machines, but thus far, Sony has been the one to run away with its console’s technical achievements.

Of these, the bump to 8K resolution is one that stands out. According to Statista, just 31% of households made use of 4K TVs as of June 2018 and, in some ways, the display standard feels like it’s just now finding its footing. But as with most technological pushes, the sentiment is most likely a mixture of driving sales and looking to the years ahead.

Will the PS5 actually support 8K gaming at launch?

In short, it’s unlikely that we will see the PS5 output 8K in any meaningful way for some time to come. This may change with a potential PS5 Pro, but right now, the processing power required for 8K and the fractional market penetration of the standard makes it a very unrealistic proposition.

While more suitable for a mid-generation refresh console, the potential to utilize checkerboard rendering or another reconstruction technique instead of native 8K is there as 8K resolution TVs become more popular.

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Does the PS5 controller have a screen?

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In tandem with Sony’s upcoming console, the newest controller to hit the PlayStation family (DualSense) looks to shake up the status quo of industrial design in more ways than one. The new DualSense controller will still feature symmetrical sticks like the DualShock 4, but it will also introduce new dynamics to the overall experience.

Read more: How long does the PS4 controller last?

Rumors and rumblings leading up to the official PlayStation 5 reveal have hinted at radical features of its controller but, as with most mock ups and renders, the truth has turned out to be a much more humble affair.

One particularly “out there” feature rumored to be included in the DualSense is the inclusion of a full fledged screen.

Does the final design of the PS5 controller include a screen?

Despite its departure from the DualShock 4, a screen is not something included in the feature set of the DualSense controller for the PS5.

What this controller does include is exciting changes to how in-game feedback is perceived by the player.

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Why does the PS5 only have 825GB of storage?

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Quick answer: The PS5 only has 825GB of storage most likely due to the proprietary SSD drive used for the system. It is, as this time, the fastest drive on the market and costly as a result.

The PS5 looks to offer improved performance on all fronts when compared to the PS4. Despite this, one area that seems to be oddly hamstrung is the amount of storage included.

It’s not yet known if the PS5 Digital Edition will include more storage, but as of now Sony’s messaging suggests that their next gen systems will ship with 825GB of storage.

Why does the PS5 have less storage than most PS4 models?

Based on what we know, the culprit seems to be a mixture of storage tech and Sony’s insistence on driving costs down.

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Will the PS5 make the PS4 obsolete?

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With hype building and the launch of the PS5 looming on the horizon, it’s hard not to wonder if sticking with the PS4 is pointless. New games, better graphics, instantaneous loading – Sony’s new console looks to be better in almost every way, and contemplating the sundown of the current generation is only natural.

Will the PS5 edge out the PS4 to the point of making it obsolete?

It’s a loaded question, and one that’s often ambiguous depending on how you go about playing games. Yes, the PS5 introduces redundancy to the PS4 in some ways, but the current generation isn’t necessarily going to dust.

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PS5 FPS: your guide to next-gen framerate

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The next generation of consoles is right around the corner and with it are a whole host of new tech buzzwords. 8K, variable refresh rate, auto low latency, HDMI 2.1 – the list goes on and generally makes for a certifiably confusing time as a player.

One gameplay element that has heavily entrenched itself with the PS5 marketing machine as of the late is the attitude towards FPS and how it will play out over the coming years.

Both the technical advancements of HDMI 2.1 and the increase in computational power brought by the PlayStation 5 offer exciting possibilities in terms of framerate.

How is the game of FPS likely to pan out?

Read on for a comprehensive guide on recent developments and how they may affect gameplay fluidity.

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